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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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Road Runner is a variant of the platformer genre, based on the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts. It was developed and released by Atari Games in 1985. Gameplay The player controls Road Runner, who is chased by Wile E. Coyote. In order to escape, Road Runner runs endlessly to the left. While avoiding the coyote, the player must pick up bird seeds on the street, avoid obstacles like cars, and get through mazes. Sometimes Wile E. Coyote will just run after the Road Runner, but he occasionally...
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Internet Arcade
by Tatsumi
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Lock-On (rev. E) by Tatsumi (1986) Developed by Tatsumi Electronics Co., Ltd. Released 1986 Also For Atari ST, PC Booter Published by Tatsumi Electronics Co., Ltd. Perspective 1st-person Vehicular Flight / Aviation Genre Action Gameplay Rail Shooter Description You are a fighter pilot going through wave after wave of enemies from a 1st Person Perspective. You control a gun-sight and you try to shoot as many planes and ground defences while you fly through the air. Your sights will automatically...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Air Duel (World M82-A-A + M82-B-A) by Irem (1990) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1990 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Top-down Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Air Dual is a 2D up-scrolling shoot 'em up game where you take control of straight shooting Jetfighter FG-40 or the crosswise shooting helicopter E-709. You have to stop a secret organization called D.A.S. that threatens world peace before the total collapse...
Internet Arcade
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Super Sidekicks 3 - The Next Glory - Tokuten Ou 3 - Eikou e no Michi by SNK (1995) Developed by SNK Corporation Released Mar 07, 1995 Also For Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Published by SNK Corporation Perspective Bird's-eye view Sport Football (European) / Soccer Genre Sports Visual 2D scrolling Description Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory is an arcade style soccer/football game, continuation of Super Sidekicks 2: The World Championship . The game features 64...
Internet Arcade
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The Ultimate 11 - The SNK Football Championship - Tokuten Ou - Honoo no Libero by SNK (1996) Developed by SNK Corporation Released Oct 16, 1996 Also For Neo Geo, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Wii, Xbox One Published by SNK Corporation Perspective Bird's-eye view Sport Football (European) / Soccer Genre Sports Visual 2D scrolling Description The Ultimate 11 is the fourth game in the Super Sidekicks series. Regional tournaments are replaced with the SNK Football Championship, which is an...
Internet Arcade
by Jaleco
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Rod-Land (World set 1) by Jaleco (1990) Developed by Jaleco Ltd. Released Apr, 1990 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, iPad, iPhone, NES, Symbian, Windows Mobile, ZX Spectrum Published by Jaleco Ltd. Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade, Platform Perspective Side view Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Art Anime / Manga Description Taking a rather literal view of the term 'slap-stick humour', Rodland features two fairies called Tam and Rit, whose mission is to rescue...
Internet Arcade
by Williams
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Narc (rev 7.00) by Williams (1988). Special instructions: After the initial check-up screen, press F2, scroll down to "Return to Game Over", and press CTRL. Keys: Player 1:  Movement via Arrow Keys Fire: Left CTRL Key Jump: Left ALT Key Rocket Bomb: SPACE Key Crouch: Left SHIFT Key Narc is a 1988 arcade game designed by Eugene Jarvis for Williams Electronics and programmed by George Petro. It was one of the first ultra-violent video games and a frequent target of parental criticism...
Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
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Blaster is an arcade game developed by Eugene Jarvis and released by Williams in 1983. The game is a 3D shooter set in outer space and is a quasi-sequel to Robotron: 2084. The objective is to shoot enemies and avoid obstacles in twenty differently-goaled levels in order to reach paradise. The game had advanced graphics at the time of release, that used scaled sprites to display the impression of three dimensional worlds and asteroid fields. Story According to the opening demo: "The year is...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
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Moon Patrol (ムーンパトロール Mūn Patorōru) is an arcade game by Irem that was first released in 1982. It was licensed to Williams for distribution in North America. Moon Patrol was an early side-scrolling shooter and is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games (though one article in Games Radar argues that the graphics in the 1980 game Defender would count). The player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector...
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
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Lady Bug is an insect-themed maze chase arcade game produced by Universal Games and released in 1981. Its gameplay was inspired by Pac-Man but with several additions to the formula, such as the ability to alter the layout of the maze through gate-shifting. The goal of Lady Bug is to eat all "flowers", hearts and letters in the maze while avoiding other insects. The player is represented by a red, yellow, and green character resembling a ladybug while the enemy insects' appearance...
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Internet Arcade
by Williams
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Narc is a 1988 arcade game designed by Eugene Jarvis for Williams Electronics and programmed by George Petro. It was one of the first ultra-violent video games and a frequent target of parental criticism of the arcade game industry. The object is to arrest and kill drug offenders, confiscate their money and drugs, and defeat "Mr. Big". It was the first game in the newly restarted Williams Electronics coin-op division, and features their notable use of digitized graphics (later made...
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
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Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
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1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Coin 3 7 Test Slew Up F5 Test Slew Down F6 Test Advance F1 Test Next Line F2 Tilt T P1 Right/Up I P1 Right/Down K P1 Right/Left J P1 Right/Right L P1 Left/Up E P1 Left/Down D P1 Left/Left S P1 Left/Right F P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1
Internet Arcade
by Atari (Kee Games)
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Kee Games was an arcade game manufacturer that released games from 1973 to 1978. Kee was headed by Joe Keenan, a long-time friend of Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Keenan managed to hire several defectors from Atari, and began advertising itself as a competitor. In reality, Kee Games was a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari, created in response to the pinball and arcade distributors of the time who demanded exclusivity deals. Kee Games released several "clones" of Atari games,...
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
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Developed by Stern Electronics, Inc. Released Jan, 1982 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC Booter Published by Stern Electronics, Inc. Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Lost Tomb takes the player into the depths of an ancient pyramid, though its location is uncertain (the box covers of the home versions place it in Egypt, but in-game it is said to be deep in the Amazon). To escape, you will need to make your way from...
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Internet Arcade
by Namco
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Developed by Namco Limited Released Apr, 1988 Also For Wii Published by Namco Limited Perspective Top-down Vehicular Tank Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade Description In Assault , the player's homeland is invaded by aliens. The next course of action is clear: manning a tank and blasting them away! The goal of each of the eleven levels is to reach the end (occupied by a fortress) and killing the opposition while avoid being hit by their projectiles - at first the player...
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Internet Arcade
by Alpha Denshi Co.
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Champion Baseball (チャンピオン ベースボール?) is a 1983 baseball arcade game developed by Alpha Denshi and published by Sega. The game was a sophisticated sports game for its time, displaying the playfield using multiple camera angles, including a close-up shot of the batter and pitcher, and giving players the option of selecting relief pitchers or pinch hitters, while an umpire looks on attentively to make the game calls. The game became very popular in Japanese arcades when...
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
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INSTRUCTIONS The object of Mr. Do! is to score as many points as possible by digging tunnels through the ground and collecting cherries. The title character, Mr. Do (a circus clown), is constantly chased by red monsters resembling small dinosaurs, and the player loses a life if Mr. Do is caught by one. The game is over when the last life is lost. Cherries are distributed throughout the level in groups of eight. 500 bonus points are awarded if Mr. Do collects eight cherries in a row without...
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